Trying easier: a solution to writer’s block

Mar 23, 2015 | Better Writing

I’m convinced that one of the reasons that “writer’s block” seems like a big deal is that we have a special name for it. If we called it something simple like, “getting stuck” we’d deal with it and move on. But “writer’s block” sounds so impressive and final.

There are two simple ways to deal with writer’s block. But the important thing to know is that “writer’s block” is like those finger trap puzzles that kids love.

Strain and stress and try harder and you’re unlikely to get past the block. But relax, try easier instead of trying harder, and success is likely to be yours.